Education Awards < Acts of Aloha

Betsy Hatter
Sunset Elementary School

"Betsy has been a teacher at Sunset Elementary School forever. She’s a true example of aloha and has inspired countless North Shore youth to be the best they can be. Betsy is an avid paddler with Manu O Ke Kai, and volunteers with local no -profits like Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea. Betsy for sure is one of our community’s treasures!" Nominated by Jenny Yagodich


Steve Ross
Island Pacific Academy

"Mr. Ross is the elementary principal at my son's school, Island Pacific Academy. Even when we toured the school for the first time, he greeted us so warmly. He makes an effort to get to know every elementary student and their family by name. He is outside every single morning greeting students as they are dropped off for school, and there is not a single parent who can say their day isn't better after his morning greetings. He attends every single weekly assembly, playing ukulele and telling jokes. He is so committed to the students having their best experience, parents feeling comfortable to come to him any time, and helping the staff provide quality education. In just a short time, you can tell how much he cares about the community and the school. All of the faculty and staff provide such great examples to the keiki in how to show aloha to one another. IPA is truly a place where education matters, and everyone is well taken care of. We appreciate Mr. Ross and are so grateful for the opportunity to nominate him for an award to thank him for the aloha award! " Nominated by Kimberly Vance

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